Morning Glory was happy to welcome Father Vincent De Rosa back with us in-studio discussing his busy parish life in the heart of Washington DC! We also talk with National Review Board chairman Dr. Francesco Cesareo about his reform ideas given the current abuse crisis within our Church. On Tuesday during the US Bishops’ Fall Assembly in Baltimore, Missouri Bishop McKnight asked the head of the National Review Board what one thing he wants bishops to do. “Decisively act on this issue,” responded Dr. Cesareo. “If that does not happen, I fear for the future of the church.” The chairman saying: “How many souls have been lost because of this crisis? Today the faithful and the clergy do not trust many of you. They are angry and frustrated. No longer satisfied with words or even with prayer.” Read the the board’s full report by visiting here
Senator Marco Rubio will be taking part in the Heritage Foundation’s AntiPoverty Forum tomorrow in Washington, DC. Jennifer Marshall of Heritage has been sponsoring the event for years–she joins with an interesting relationship between poverty and religious freedom. This year’s program will dive into the latest efforts to provide better health care options for the poor, highlight why it’s critical to preserve the freedom of faith-based practitioners to serve those in need, and discuss how Catholics can come together to advance the common good. Listeners can take part by watching the livestream at http://www.Heritage.org.
And last but not least–we are blessed to have Irish singer Dana Scallon with us sharing her memories of Mother Angelica and the fate of Ireland given the recent referendum–she is optimistic about the pro-life movement but urges all of us to play a role in sharing the truth regarding life in the womb. Dana has a new CD out featuring songs with a pro-life message. Visit her website here
As we head into our Thursday show, the U.S. bishops took the first steps toward approving a pastoral letter against racism with the document’s introduction. The proposed pastoral letter, “The Enduring Call to Love: A Pastoral Letter Against Racism,” has been in the works for four years, although its issuance was put on the front burner following the September 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller of San Antonio, chair of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Cultural Diversity in the Church, said all standing committees of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops collaborated on the document.
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